So as not to muddy other topics. @brklinck
I LOVED the original EPCOT CENTER. Back when it opened in the early 80’s - I was the perfect age - a 13 year old - amazed at the possibilities of what the future could bring. It was an AMAZING combination of the past, the present and the future. Travel to europe (and travel as a whole) was still an EXPERIENCE. Flying was an adventure and not the drudgery it is today.
I give WDW credit for trying to keep Epcot relevant and listening to people. Not everyone was a looking to be educated on vacation - but man - I remember looking at an IBM mainframe thinking - WOW that is amazing.
Anyway - the rides, especially in Future world were unbelievable. Living Seas made you feel like you were going to the bottom of the sea. World of Motion was a fun romp through the past to the future and how you would get there. Living with the land was magical (although my family mocks me constantly for my love of it). Universe of Energy was LOUD and SMELLED and just transported you back. I love Ellen but it had gravitas. Don’t even get me started on how Journey into Imagination was compared to the (pardon my French) crapfest the have replaced it with. Spaceship Earth with Walter Cronkite (I am sure some of you have NO idea who he was) was awe inspiring. Above them all was Horizons - a decidedly 80’s look at the future that I rode time and time and time again. So I know things change - but what do people think of the Original Epcot CENTER
As an added bonus - here is a ride through of Horizons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvOpTFZCaig